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corridor of the united states. it includes washington, philadelphia, new york city and boston. the hearing was held last thursday and is about 2 1/2 hours. >> good morning and welcome to this hearing of the house transportation and infrastructure committee. welcome, everyone this morning. please you could join us. the title of the hearing is the northeast corridor future and options for high-speed rail development, opportunities for private sector participation. the order of business will be opening statements by members. we have another member who has joined us and we'll have an individual panel and then we will go to our next panel of witnesses. we will question them and proceed with the hearing in that order. let me make a couple of custodial announcements. i apologize, the other day we try to get the official hearing -- i am sorry, the official committee room photo of the committee. we will reschedule that and if the votes are cancelled on monday, i do not know if they have made that announcement, if they do, we will probably shift the official photo to wednesday morning. folks may not
today went to the in. ra office in washington demanding more gun control, and a staunch nra backer joined the call. west virginia democratic senator joe manchin, an avid hunter, backed bloomberg. >> i don't know of anybody that goes hunting with an assault rifle. >> reporter: gun enthusiast angela brandon is thinking about new options after the shock of newtown. >> honestly i wanted to cry because of the children, but at the same time sometimes i'm not sure that gun control -- more gun control than we actually have is really the reason. >> reporter: ironically the rampage in connecticut has sparked record sales of weapons that buyers fear could soon be banned. senator manchin, democrat of west virginia, who just won reelection by being seen in part in hunter's garb, carrying guns, says his many, many friends in the nra need to get involved in this now whitehot debate. i'm steve handlesman, news4. >>> there are more police officers around schools in our area today in response to the shooting last week. police in fairfax county are stepping up their patrols. they say it is not in res
breaks are you working on right now? we have 24 breaks working right now. man: in our company, washington suburban sanitary commission, we had 479 water main breaks in february -- the most ever, for any february. man: this 10-inch water main in willard park is 73 years old. man: at wssc, we're having a year of record -- a ramp up slope of water main breaks that soon is going to reach exponential. man: the damage has been done. and this is the culprit. brunhart: today, 25% of our 5,500 miles of underground water pipes has reached the end of useful life. by the year 2020, 85% will have reached the end of useful life. woman: what to do? wssc is working on that costly problem right now. brunhart: it's not only true here, but it's true throughout our nation. narrator: across the united states, cities and towns are facing the challenge of aging and outdated drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure. it's a national problem. but it needs to be approached system by system. allbee: let's frame the systems in terms of the proper context. we have around 16,000 wastewater systems. we
to get from work to washington dc. could we make it a lot better? absolutely. the northern region is a very congested area. if you really want to see it, drive up once in a while like i do get on the turnpike. it is so congested. i would hope in the future we could really, seriously think about high-speed rail this is a region of the country that generates jobs and, more important, it has writer ship to sustain such an investment. i look forward to working in this committee towards that. i want to thank the people who do a great job in trying to accommodate the people. could it be better? absolutely. thank you very much. >> other members seek recognition? ms. johnson? >> thank you. the northeast corridor is the transportation through some of the most popular metropolitan areas. it is essential for commerce in that we are able to move goods and people up and down the eastern seaboard efficiently. with increased injection -- ingestion, it is releasing its capacity. it an additional 50 million residents will live in the already congested northeast corridor by 2015. a 30% increase. it
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